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[HC Sept][Diary] Guardian ThouShallNotDie - The Voice of Reason HC paladin who Brought Law in Hell

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Original thread
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Shortcuts
Presentation - below
Normal chapter
Nightmare chapter
Hell chapter
Being a Guardian chapters - the road to death
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Presentation
After a fresh new install, the restart had been done with an HC paladin, a Zealer using conviction, Voice of Reason and, in the end, Lawbringer as weapons: ThouShallNotDie.


He traded for the VoR Lem rune with @hackedagainanda, and had been granted two stashes by @D2DC to help. Afterwards, he traded for an Archon plate with @WoRG, as we will see later on.

As a first D2 HC character since...years, and as I never made up a Guardian before, I played him very safely, setting down players setting more than needed very often, and took a while in Hell LK running in order to build charms and resistances. Also, pushed leveling at Baal in Normal and Nightmare difficulties in order to get the maximum points in Vita and skills for Hell.

Afterwards, he ran a bunch of LK for runewords crafting - a full thousand and counting, see Hell chapter/LKsubchapter, and then had been awaken for RFL 2020, Travincal round.

A story written, a lot of treasures and crafts, still alive!
 
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Normal chapter
Leveling started on p7, then decided to run the Countess for Tir El. Awhile, found a Rixot's keen sword, so decided to get back to questing.


Arctic armor went to drop early, and had been associated to the belt find while running Bone Ash in order to complete a level before heading to Andy.



Afterwards, ran Andy in order to upgrade global gear. Upgraded the amulet and rings with rares with some mf, but also found and used couple of 2 set pieces, with Isenhart (helm and sword) and Cleglaws (gloves and shield).




First twinking happened during Act 2, using an D2DC Amn rune for a Strength runeword, allowing ThouShallNotDie to tank Duriel with only two life pots used. Her drops were pretty nice, and in the end the unique boots were put in use.



During Act 3, Ormus'reward had been pretty nice, with some AR and life leech:


Afterwards, decided to run a bit of LK to find some charms, and some were usable enough, especially this one


CS brought the very first NDE: after handling Vizier and De Seis, the flaming troopers literally burnt me down... Had to make seals on p1, but took care of Big D on p7. Pheewwww!

See you in Nightmare ;)

Act 5 - writing in progress

Now Act 5, only Larzuk's quest done.

Lvl 32 has been completed running Mephisto in order to get some upgrade on gloves and helm.

Things started with an upgrade... on shield! Nice one at this stage, if it was not for the Rhyme runeword i would have thought about socketing it to get enough resistances to start nightmare - but the CBF mod can be beaten.


Lots of runs later, new boots... i'm good on targeted upgrades -_-


Then came a nice double drop of interest, with the Sander's cap - good for MF, and a really nice weapon for merc



Nothing of interest afterwards, a gem shrine for a PTopaz, and finally... happy level 33 :)


So i'm still using crappy MF gloves at this stage. May Baal be more rewardful!

Back to Act 5 questing

Finally, a nice pair of rare gloves went to drop early in the session. It may even be upp'ed:


On the path to the Frozen tundra, Cleglaw's set has been completed. And a nice War scepter dropped alongside!


The scepter replaced the flail as Strength runeword, and Pindle went to be visited for some levels, ending session at lvl 39.

Not sure that the War scepter is a better weapon than the flail, but life leech seems more consistent.

Destroyer finally!

After leaving the Frozen tundra, he went straight to the Ancient's, dealt with them with ease and ran to the Throne chamber. First run has been done on p7 - Baal included, forgot to switch to p3. Took some time, but apart from last wave that had to be split, everything was pretty smooth. Completed Baal kill at lvl 42 iirc.

Afterwards, started to Baal run on p3, in order to upgrade general stuff - I can't see him getting through NM still using the artic set pieces and a so low damage weapon.

Some cool drops were found, the main ones being a SoE with low average damage reduction, a spineripper for better damage on the last runs, and the necro helm giving some LL for merc. Will keep running a bit hoping for an armor upgrade/another helm, until lvl 50+ (currently lvl 46). By then Conviction shall be maxed, it may be time to pump some more Holy shield!


Completed Baal running at lvl 55+.

Meanwhile, found a 2os crown shield with 13 allres - a usable Rhyme base for early NM.

Afterwards, a huge upgrade for merc weapon!


A nice Wizendraw found in the Throne chamber too


For armor, no cool drop, pretty sad as it was the main targeted stuff. The Venom ward will be taken from merc in order to build the Poison resistances for Andy NM: she will be the next running target, trying to get upgrades on rings/amu.

Beside, Lem and Ko have been traded with @hackedagainanda for the upcoming VoR :)
 
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Nightmare chapter - part one

Jumped into NM after last session, and... yes, no more xp on the path. Therefore i went p1 and decided to run Countess a bit, until full stash. Some pics!

Hel, Io, Shael and Rals were nice to drop on close runs:



Afterwards, the Whistan's shield... not nice enough to compete with the future Rhyme shield, but i'm pretty happy with this drop - currently at 40MF before Rhyme.


Here are my Countess rune drops in the end, right before consuming Shael Eth on the 13 allres shield:


Resistances are good now: next step, Andy!


After few runs of Andy, dropped a nice weapon upgrade (still using Strength for bosses, will craft a Black flail soon). But things started on the way on the first pass:


Pretty nice already! Then went this drop:


Who cares about that gloves, but the shield had good stats! Better ED and/or sockets it would have been close to perfect!


And finally this happened:



Maybe worth a Shael for IAS until VoR?

See you on next session!
Back for some news!

ThouShallNotDie finally left Andy running and get to Act 2 and 3 on p1 for questing, now (hardly) running Mephisto on p7.

On of the last drops while running Andy was a GC:


Some time after, the Black was crafted


Vidala's snare sadly


Duriel had been nice on her run!




won't need to craft a spirit shield for buffing :) And those gloves have replaces the previous ones.
 
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Nightmare chapter - part two

Act3 had been Vigored... and ran through. Drops were so-so, until Mephisto who started to deliver...
Low stuff - not even grailing


The first NDE series oO


On the way, a nice Breast Plate!


Finally, last drops - validating this update were really nice:


Eth one!


Therefore will be a merc armor sadly, but the boots were also an upgrade since last update session



Mephisto is swallowing my gold, through merc reviving cost and pot shoping, but he delivers, so... can be an issue soon!

See you on next update!

Back for some quick news! I will post pics and dumps later.

[HIGHLIGHT]The status[/HIGHLIGHT]
Now lvl 65, running Pindle NM for leveling and some potential upgrades in my stuff. Everything since last time has been done on p1 apart from Mephisto runs and Diablo kill, since self damage is not p-more capable (Black and Smite fulfill the need for bosses).

After Anya's quest, resistances are almost maxed, lacking about 4 or 5 cold res.

At that point, Conviction and Zeal are maxed, Holy shield will be soon. Plan is to max Defiance afterwards for Holy Shield Synergy.

[HIGHLIGHT]Questing/drops[/HIGHLIGHT]
Mephisto's last deliveries included a merc upgrade:



Forge delivered a Ko and perfect sapphire, so not so bad, I may craft a running Harmony runeword if I feel so with the 4os bow stashed.



No real deal on the unique/set side, set apart a Goldwrap maybe, so the SoE could be replaced for some MF. This charm was kinda nice:


On the craft side, a 4os royal shield with 23allres could be of some help later on, or for a future hammerdin.

For other classes, a 4LL/170ed Arreat's was the coolest drop, and a pack of elemental druid rares has been found also, with a 4 volcano pelt (2all 2 volcano).

The Venom ward armor is still in use, an upgrade becomes mandatory at that point. Sadly, nothing better or to craft went to drop, so the hope is still on the coming Pindle runs.

See you later for pics/dumps!
Now lvl 69, Pindle has been run all that way again. and hopefully ThouShallNotDie was also killing his mates!

Sessions drops started with a 4os Blade Bow - nothing exceptional, but i kept it in case i go for a bowazon, it may be useful on the path:


The Arreat's drop disclosure


Some IAS gloves, then had to wait a bit before an upgrade: Tal rasha's mask!



Finally, during the last session this sweety went to drop...iirc correctly, 5os would be given using Larzuk's quest, quest is not capped by NM difficulty right?

Code:
War Scepter
One Hand Damage: 10 - 17
Durability: 41 of 70
Required Level: 30
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0x24af357c
Item Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+150% Damage to Undead
+2 to Conviction (Paladin Only)
+1 to Sanctuary (Paladin Only)
+3 to Holy Shield (Paladin Only)
That one would be a huge shot it it gets the 5os! Trash if it's 4os only sadly...

Apart from that, some rares/uniques/set pieces found, here are the dumps (includes items found during leveling until 65)
Doom Impaler
War Fork
Two Hand Damage: 31 - 78
Durability: 21 of 28
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 80
Required Dexterity: 95
Fingerprint: 0x15440147
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+40% Increased Attack Speed
96% Enhanced Damage
+114 to Attack Rating
Adds 1 - 25 Lightning Damage
+15 to Mana

Sigon's Wrap
Plated Belt
Defense: 8
Durability: 17 of 24
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 60
Fingerprint: 0x351e9f27
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20 to Life
Fire Resist +20%
Set (2 items): +150 Defense (Based on Character Level)


Berserker's Hauberk
Splint Mail
Defense: 93
Durability: 17 of 30
Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 51
Fingerprint: 0x7b01a191
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Barbarian Skill Levels
Magic Damage Reduced by 2
Set (2 items): +225 Defense (Based on Character Level)


Iron Grand Charm of Strength
Grand Charm
Required Level: 23
Fingerprint: 0x2cf78abd
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+80 to Attack Rating
+4 to Strength

Angelic Sickle
Sabre
One Hand Damage: 3 - 8
Durability: 16 of 32
Required Level: 12
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 25
Fingerprint: 0xfcf13d0e
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+75 to Attack Rating
+250% Damage to Undead
Set (2 items): 75% Enhanced Damage
Set (3 items): +30% Increased Attack Speed


Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
Defense: 326
Durability: 48 of 55
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 118
Fingerprint: 0x25bd1ab5
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
4% Life stolen per hit
+170% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
All Resistances +30

Heart Carver
Rondel
One Hand Damage: 44 - 111
Durability: 19 of 20
Required Level: 36
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 58
Fingerprint: 0x9f00c221
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
195% Enhanced Damage
Adds 15 - 35 Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
35% Deadly Strike
+4 to Grim Ward (Barbarian Only)
+4 to Find Item (Barbarian Only)
+4 to Find Potion (Barbarian Only)

Bramble Mask
Antlers
Defense: 43
Durability: 17 of 20
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 24
Fingerprint: 0xec27c691
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
10% Chance to cast level 3 Charged Bolt when struck
+2 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)
+2 to Volcano (Druid Only)
+73% Enhanced Defense
+23 to Life
Cold Resist +26%
Repairs 1 Durability in 33 Seconds

Beast Bite
Scissors Katar
One Hand Damage: 20 - 44
Durability: 42 of 68
Required Level: 35
Required Strength: 55
Required Dexterity: 55
Fingerprint: 0x2c19aa1e
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
127% Enhanced Damage
+6 to Maximum Damage
+71 to Attack Rating
Adds 13 - 57 Fire Damage
Fire Resist +7%

Skull Eye
Amulet
Required Level: 15
Fingerprint: 0x2dc2f930
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)
4% Mana stolen per hit
+1 to Dexterity
+19 to Mana
Fire Resist +18%

Magnus' Skin
Sharkskin Gloves
Defense: 60
Durability: 8 of 14
Required Level: 37
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x77c0b55f
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+100 to Attack Rating
+50% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +15%
+3 to Light Radius


Bladebone
Double Axe
One Hand Damage: 7 - 19
Durability: 17 of 24
Required Level: 15
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x791b775b
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20% Increased Attack Speed
47% Enhanced Damage
+100% Damage to Undead
+40 to Attack Rating against Undead
Adds 8 - 12 Fire Damage
+20 Defense

Goldwrap
Heavy Belt
Defense: 36
Durability: 10 of 18
Required Level: 27
Required Strength: 45
Fingerprint: 0xdf45fa1e
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+10% Increased Attack Speed
+60% Enhanced Defense
+25 Defense
70% Extra Gold from Monsters
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to Light Radius

Doom Flight
Hyperion Javelin
Throw Damage: 54 - 96
One Hand Damage: 41 - 99
Quantity: 87
Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 98
Required Dexterity: 123
Fingerprint: 0xdd605213
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+10% Increased Attack Speed
75% Enhanced Damage
+5 to Minimum Damage
6% Mana stolen per hit

Cathan's Rule
Battle Staff
Two Hand Damage: 6 - 13
Durability: 37 of 40
Required Level: 11
Fingerprint: 0x305c1feb
Item Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Fire Skills
+10 to Maximum Fire Damage
Set (2 items): +50 to Mana
Set (3 items): Cold Resist +10%
Lightning Resist +10%
Fire Resist +10%
Poison Resist +10%


Angelic Mantle
Ring Mail
Defense: 68
Durability: 23 of 26
Required Level: 12
Required Strength: 36
Fingerprint: 0x19819c87
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+40% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 3
Set (2 items): +150 Defense
Set (3 items): Fire Resist +50%


Matriarchal Bow
Two Hand Damage: 20 - 47
Durability: 26 of 48
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 87
Required Dexterity: 187
Fingerprint: 0x8dd506b0
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
4 Sockets (0 used)

Royal Shield
Defense: 163
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 30 of 60
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 114
Fingerprint: 0xf63a2994
Item Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +23
4 Sockets (0 used)

Sigon's Gage
Gauntlets
Defense: 12
Durability: 19 of 24
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 60
Fingerprint: 0xa0c6607d
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20 to Attack Rating
+10 to Strength
Set (2 items): +30% Increased Attack Speed


Sander's Taboo
Heavy Gloves
Defense: 25
Durability: 7 of 14
Required Level: 28
Fingerprint: 0x8300f001
Item Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 9 - 11 Poison Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
+20 Defense
+40 to Life


Carrion Knuckle
Heavy Gloves
Defense: 12
Durability: 10 of 14
Required Level: 23
Fingerprint: 0xb096620
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+79% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +23%
Poison Resist +21%
8% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Eagle Finger
Demonhide Gloves
Defense: 103
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x393f9f42
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+10% Increased Attack Speed
3% Mana stolen per hit
+188% Enhanced Defense
Poison Resist +15%
22% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Imp Shield
Minion Skull
Defense: 261
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 14 of 20
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: 77
Fingerprint: 0xd6574b86
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+17% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 13 - 28 Poison Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+87% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +10
Poison Length Reduced by 25%
Attacker Takes Damage of 7

Still no armor upgrade... that is kinda annoying. I guess i will move on and try to find something somewhere else :-/ But drops were goods for some, and got some stuff for other classes too!

See you on next update!
 
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Nightmare chapter - part three

New session brought ThouShallNotDie to lvl 72, as a Conqueror, now running Baal NM.

Session started with some more Pindle runs to almost lvl 70. The only noticeable drop was that Partizan, eth, but not in use for now - the Pierre tombale couant is already a very nice merc weapon


Then decided to quest towards ancients, and try to hit lvl 70 close to them, then mostly run to them


With some reflexion, this only should be an option for SC characters, as you must not die - therefore suffer xp penalties - in HC obviously...

Anyway the ancients gave almost the end of the level, that had been completed afterwards in Baal throne room. Then it was time to Conquer him...


Code:
Pus Spitter
Siege Crossbow
Two Hand Damage: 50 - 106
Durability: 38 of 40
Required Level: 36
Required Strength: 32
Required Dexterity: 28
Fingerprint: 0x86a54c84
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
9% Chance to cast level 6 Poison Nova when struck
4% Chance to cast level 1 Lower Resist on striking
+2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+10% Increased Attack Speed
153% Enhanced Damage
+355 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)
Adds 150 Poison Damage Over 8 Secs (200 Frames)
Requirements -60%
NM WSK map is really nice, and is to be used a bit before entering Hell - and try to find the really needed 4os phase blade...



On the first Baal runs, two drops to disclose. Those boots with some specific mods combination


And a dusk shroud, that turnt to be a 2os one after crafting, allowing finally the long awaited armor upgrade:




Code:
Smoke
Dusk Shroud
NefLum
Defense: 740
Durability: 14 of 20
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 77
Fingerprint: 0x109409a
Item Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+75% Enhanced Defense
+280 Defense vs. Missile
+10 to Energy
All Resistances +50
-1 to Light Radius
Level 6 Weaken (18/18 Charges)
2 Sockets (2 used)
Socketed: Nef Rune
Socketed: Lum Rune
Resistances are maxed in NM thanks to a stashed sc of PR, even when taking the Gaze from merc. It will not be enough for hell (50 cold, 61 fire/lightning, 16 poison says the stats page from GoMule), so he may take back the Tal rasha's mask until better resistances items are found (better charms mostly...).

Pretty happy with this session :)

See you on next update!

Bonus: few other items dropped of low interest - except the rare Gilded shield. So close to find that HoZ!
Shadow Grasp
Sharkskin Gloves
Defense: 48
Durability: 10 of 14
Required Level: 35
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x9fe257b1
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+22% Enhanced Defense
+4 to Strength
Lightning Resist +26%
Fire Resist +9%
48% Extra Gold from Monsters

Iratha's Cuff
Light Gauntlets
Defense: 9
Durability: 17 of 18
Required Level: 15
Required Strength: 45
Fingerprint: 0x2d0e8de8
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Cold Resist +30%
Half Freeze Duration
Set (2 items): +20% Increased Attack Speed


Partizan
Two Hand Damage: 51 - 112
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 103
Required Dexterity: 57
Fingerprint: 0x997f030b
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Ethereal

Carrion Scratch
Cestus
One Hand Damage: 8 - 23
Durability: 36 of 72
Required Level: 15
Required Strength: 42
Required Dexterity: 42
Fingerprint: 0x81f10536
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
23% Enhanced Damage
+5 to Maximum Damage
+118 to Attack Rating
7% Life stolen per hit

Demon Tower
Gilded Shield
Defense: 277
Chance to Block: 32
Durability: 36 of 50
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 89
Fingerprint: 0x3bc849a8
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Paladin Skill Levels
+17% Faster Hit Recovery
+15% Faster Block Rate
10% Increased Chance of Blocking
+64% Enhanced Defense
+2 to Strength
All Resistances +20
Poison Resist +23%

Cleglaw's Pincers
Chain Gloves
Defense: 8
Durability: 8 of 16
Required Level: 4
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0xdabaaede
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Slows Target by 25%
Knockback
Set (2 items): +710 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)


Havoc Track
Heavy Boots
Defense: 6
Durability: 13 of 14
Required Level: 18
Required Strength: 18
Fingerprint: 0xa786be1b
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +7%
Fire Resist +24%
Poison Resist +32%
Half Freeze Duration
Poison Length Reduced by 25%
11% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
 
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Hell chapter - part one
To do

Instead of Baal running, Hell questing has been started in order to get the desired 4os phase blade. Some set pieces dropped on the way, but weren't kept (Isenhart's chest and Cleglaw's gloves)

The first plain phase blade dropped few seconds before a NDE:


And it wasn't worth it...


Decided to continue there (the hole, i really like this place for crafting materials), and quickly after another has been dropped, and...

Still not good, but kept this time.

Had to wait some more time to find the next one craftable. This time...


Finally! It was time to craft the VoR and equip it:



Random stats are good enough (max are 350/375).

Now real deal starts B-)

See you on next update!
Long time without news, here we go!

Well instead of running the Hole for bases - especially elite paladin shields, i decided to quest by the end of last year's days i had left to play to try to complete my last 2019 goal - complete Hell without dying with a Paladin.

Forgot to take a bunch of screenshots i do usually, but here is the story anyway!

So after running the Hole and crafting the VoR, we headed to the Countess to get that Ist... and yes we got nothing, but a Lem on the path which is nice enough
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Afterwards it was Andy's turn, and she gave...
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So considering all this generosity, and trying to complete the 2019's goal, we ran act 2, with few drops, the better one being this jewel
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Duriel has been killed and took quite a long time, but i messed up with the screenshots so it's a blank point here. All was about trying to keep the merc alive, by getting the focus... that is not without consequences in HC. But anyway, Duriel was down, and ThouShallNotDie was close to lvl 75 at that time.

Kurast's outsides were somehow strange... got the first two waypoints, but in the end arrived in LK without finding any organ... well, nevermind!

Afterwards, it was all about LK running, in order to upgrade charms and get some nice rocks. Best parts are disclosed here, and here are the other drops/minor upgrades.
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Item drops. Including a Moser's shield, which is a nice one to have :)
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See you on next update!

Here's the stretch 78/80 at p1, from last state to River of Flame waypoint!

So after all this time running LK with so-so success, ThouShallNotDie took again the march to Guardian title, doing 50 LK runs then questing again each session, as the CtA will be kinda mandatory for Act 5.

After gathering organs and fighting the Council for good, Mephisto has been fought, and delivered a nice essence amongst his drops:


Then Izual could have been the straighter than ever i had to fight, take a look at the minimap, if ThouShallNotDie wouldn't have go down but took on his right after the stairs, Izual would have been fought seconds after start of Act 4 oO I guess he isn't worth it to be run, but it would have been a nice map if so!


Hellforge had been a good one this time, perfect amethyst and Mal rune :)


On the next LK session, the warm-up at LK had been sooooo rewardful!


At that point, the 600 first LK runs rewarded him with nice rocks: Lo, Vex and Ber. Lo is kept for a merc's Fortitude - will need to run a bit in order to ebug an eth armor, Ber status is undecided - tempted to craft a CoH soon to replace the current Smoke, but it would put Enigma far away again from a rune point of view - not taking into account that getting the CoH could accelerate things on global farming speed, therefore getting needed runes could be done quicker on the long run... unsure, that's a feeling i have. And finally, the Vex rune is kept as half an Ohm for CtA, but could be used on some other pieces if an Ohm direct drop happens.

After some more LK runs, last session/leveling was the targeting of an upgrade on merc stuff. His eth Duriel's has been upgraded, and the Hole has been run for a base - i always find there some interesting stuff, like Threshers, paladin shield, elite armors... it's a place i like to run before having access to cows, or with characters that cannot handle cows efficiently enough at my taste:


At some point, grabbed a 5os Thresher, sadly non eth, but could craft an Obedience weapon. Low rolls, but still an upgrade:


So next objective is still the CtA, doing LK runs, and find ebuggable armor cubed 4os for the merc Fortitude - or i just may try to keep dealing with the upped eth Duriel's, and try to see if i can save the Lo for a Grief sword for HC Barb-to-be (and could even be used by a non-elemental druid?).

See you on next update!
 
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Hell chapter - part two


Arrival at Harrogath for ThouShallNotDie:


Warm-up poppable gave a Gul, now only a Gul close from Ohm/CtA!


Also tried to run a bit of the Hole for bases, nothing worth it, but some XP taken.

On the RoF, an eth Stormeye:



The CS was really a tough area, even on p1. So tough for the VoR that the switch has been changed using the last HC Lem rune stashed, and a non-used Black - it has been tried on Diablo, but without fanaticism i felt that VoR was doing about the same amount of damage




CS didn't delivered much on p1 obviously, but this armor is something that will be used for sure!


Smoke has to be replaced at some point, sadly for this armor i only see Fortitude or Chains of Honor, no mid-level runeword of interest, as Stone brings only 15 all res... Let's hope for a 3os elite armor for Duress later - or i go for CoH...

Clearly, Lawbringer is low level cheating in this area... Decrepify for Demons, Sanctuary for 80% of the mobs... and it pairs pretty nicely with Conviction aura. At least on p1, it is relaxing compared to VoR which was a separating mobs task. Not fun at all, i didn't commit.

So now the real deal starts with Act 5, but will definitely wait for a CtA to push forward. Will level to 81 somewhere while running LK for needed runes, so there may be some SC characters play coming soon!

Edit: hit lvl 81 while messing up with Council. He is not efficient, I was tired and got three close NDEs...i'd better stop for now!

See you on next update!

HC Travincal and LK drops, packed in one update for easiness!

Nat's helm


The big drop: ethereal Skullder's!




Trang oul wings racking



Magefist/firefists for assa


Ist rune!


Ebugged 4os armor at last!


That's it!

See you on next update!

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My first Guardian ever, after the remaining of act 5 ran on p3.

Here's the video of the Throne waves and Baal fight. Well, strategy wasn't based upon VoR, and is quite uncommon i guess for a Zealer who has a Lo in stash... using Lawbringer to cast Decrepify, and waiting for the merc to deal the real damage with his Obedience weapon (in a non-eth Tresher).

Anya's quest had been done afterwards to unlock claw shopping. But after some time lost, it will only be a path to Pindle, if some day... anyway, that was it for the Hell chapter, now let's see the summary of his 1k LK runs!
 
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LK subchapter
As its own achievement, here is the result of ThouShallNotDie's 1k LK runs (398 runes picked up, some lower ones left here or there by the end so the result of runes found should be more around 415/420 i guess). The results include poppables drops, as is the Gul:

Code:
Total
Chars\Runes     Ith-| Tal+| Sol+| Lem | Pul |  Um | Mal | Ist | Gul | Vex | Ohm |  Lo | Sur | Ber |
ThouShallNotDie  94 | 192 | 103 |   0 |   1 |   1 |   3 |   0 |   1 |   1 |   0 |   1 |   0 |   1 |
Nb runs 1000
As a side note, 36 Rals found, and about 300 charms picked up and not dropped directly (149 SC/103GC including 7 skillers - 4 for assassin oO - all along, and also 47 large ones during the first 600 runs).

The times were really bad at start, until i shopped a TP staff and start to use charge... in the end, the map is under 40 secs capable, so it's acceptable but not optimal. Considering an average of a minute per run between the start and the end, that's a full K minutes of LK running!

Obviously some upgrades and nice charms, jewels have been found, even few rare ones, so is this really good amulet:
Code:
Viper Wing
Amulet
Required Level: 34
Fingerprint: 0x204bd585
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Assassin Skill Levels
+15 to Strength
Cold Resist +13%
All Resistances +17
Magic Damage Reduced by 2
36% Extra Gold from Monsters
During this journey, gain some levels by mostly running Travincal, and those gave some interesting stuff, like this amazing ring:
Code:
Rune Loop
Ring
Required Level: 66
Fingerprint: 0x720fedff
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+42 to Attack Rating
+18 to Strength
+25 to Life
All Resistances +10
Lightning Resist +20%
Damage Reduced by 2
and because of gold rain, tried to gamble gloves, and got this pair, my only with IAS and resistances:
Code:
Bitter Grasp
Sharkskin Gloves
Defense: 113
Durability: 13 of 14
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x521cc2d
Item Level: 83
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+183% Enhanced Defense
+5 to Strength
+7 to Dexterity
Fire Resist +20%
Poison Resist +20%
Also, stacking the most of fine and elemental damage charms, mainly lightning if possible, to complement either the VoR or the Lawbringer swords and try to still be relevant:


Now resistances are really high thanks to CoH... 140/128/137/131. I will put down the all res charms and get back some stuff, like the PComb 27 lifer and a 114 AR + 33 life GC (haven't checked all the charms yet, wouldn't remember everything!). I guess i may even skip Anya's quest...

So after that tweak, and leaving some MF to get the 48 FHR mark, here are the stats before trying to become a Guardian:


A CoH, but no CtA as a result. Got the base (5os flail), and the following runes:
Amn
Ral
Mal
Mal + Mal = Ist
(Ohm to be crafted/dropped, a Vex available).

Some more runs could be done before RFL round 2 - Travincal - 2020 for CtA, and even a Grief maybe? We'll see!
 
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RFL 2020 - Travincal - Diary

Story
During this round, ThouShallNotDie will be gaining some levels - from 86+ to right up to 91. Here is his dump at the end of the journey if you are interested in :)

Hope you like this charms setup @D2DC ;-)
Name: ThouShallNotDie
Class: Paladin
Experience: 1772490631
Level: 91

Naked/Gear
Strength: 104/142
Dexterity: 136/144
Vitality: 295/335
Energy: 15/23
HP: 1105/1205
Mana: 150/266
Stamina: 449/498
Defense: 34/1873
AR: 665/881

Fire: 169/129/69
Cold: 144/104/44
Lightning: 144/104/44
Poison: 144/104/44

MF: 282 Block: 38
GF: 326
FR/W: 30
FHR: 83
IAS: 60
FCR: 34

Sacrifice: 20/26
Smite: 1/7
Holy Bolt: 1/7
Zeal: 20/26
Charge: 1/7
Vengeance: 0/0
Blessed Hammer: 1/7
Conversion: 0/0
Holy Shield: 20/26
Fist of the Heavens: 0/0

Might: 1/6
Holy Fire: 1/6
Thorns: 1/6
Blessed Aim: 0/0
Concentration: 0/0
Holy Freeze: 1/6
Holy Shock: 0/0
Sanctuary: 1/6
Fanaticism: 0/0
Conviction: 20/25

Prayer: 1/6
Resist Fire: 0/0
Defiance: 10/15
Resist Cold: 0/0
Cleansing: 1/6
Resist Lightning: 0/0
Vigor: 1/6
Meditation: 0/0
Redemption: 0/0
Salvation: 0/0

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 252
Durability: 29 of 40
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0x3f31a254
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
6% Mana stolen per hit
8% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
Damage Reduced by 20%
Magic Damage Reduced by 14
24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Topaz

Corruption Scarab
Amulet
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xf5b2ff81
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +14
Fire Resist +15%
79% Extra Gold from Monsters
34% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Chains of Honor
Superior Archon Plate
DolUmBerIst
Defense: 945
Durability: 45 of 60
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 103
Fingerprint: 0x386746d
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion
+2 to All Skills
+200% Damage to Demons
+100% Damage to Undead
8% Life stolen per hit
+80% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced by 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Dwarf Star
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xcf77a259
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40 to Life
+40 Maximum Stamina
Heal Stamina Plus 15%
Fire Absorb 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 13
100% Extra Gold from Monsters

Wisp Projector
Ring
Required Level: 76
Fingerprint: 0xd56530bc
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 16 Lightning on striking
Lightning Absorb 11%
19% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 7 Spirit of Barbs (11/11 Charges)
Level 5 Heart of Wolverine (13/13 Charges)
Level 2 Oak Sage (15/15 Charges)

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 108
Durability: 19 of 22
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x14e8631e
Item Level: 60
Version: Expansion 1.10+
8% Life stolen per hit
+168% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Damage Reduced by 11%
Magic Damage Reduced by 13
+10 Maximum Durability

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 82
Durability: 6 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x67babb09
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+350% Damage to Demons
+25 Defense
Fire Resist +50%

Grief
Phase Blade
EthTirLoMalRal
One Hand Damage: 31 - 35
Indestructible
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 136
Fingerprint: 0xca827fa5
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
35% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
+40% Increased Attack Speed
Damage +356
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
+170% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
-21% to Enemy Poison Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 to Mana after each Kill
+15 Life after each Kill
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Eth Rune
Socketed: Tir Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune

Rhyme
Sacred Rondache
ShaelEth
Defense: 153
Chance to Block: 48
Durability: 54 of 68
Required Level: 52
Required Strength: 109
Fingerprint: 0x67ffef19
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40% Faster Block Rate
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
Regenerate Mana 15%
All Resistances +56
Cannot Be Frozen
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
2 Sockets (2 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Eth Rune

Call to Arms
Superior Flail
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 3 - 85
Durability: 34 of 34
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 41
Required Dexterity: 35
Fingerprint: 0xc7c21a57
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
255% Enhanced Damage
+1 to Attack Rating
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+4 to Battle Command
+4 to Battle Orders
+2 to Battle Cry
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Increase Maximum Durability 14%
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune

Spirit
Royal Shield
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 163
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 114
Fingerprint: 0xf63a2994
Item Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+34% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+102 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
All Resistances +23
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+6 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

War Traveler
Battle Boots
Defense: 134
Durability: 44 of 48
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0xdf25fc12
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+25% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 15 - 25 Damage
+180% Enhanced Defense
+10 to Strength
+10 to Vitality
40% Slower Stamina Drain
Attacker Takes Damage of 6
43% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+30 Maximum Durability

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x6a569219
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Gheed's Fortune
Grand Charm
Required Level: 62
Fingerprint: 0xe65dd4b5
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
147% Extra Gold from Monsters
Reduces all Vendor Prices 13%
35% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Lion Branded Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x1bb350a
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
+27 to Life

Steel Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x529c7384
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+114 to Attack Rating
+33 to Life

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x9eb3d585
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Fiery Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xd063d47d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 3 Fire Damage
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Stout Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x29f1ab48
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 Defense
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Steel Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x1f294a4c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+36 to Attack Rating
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Shimmering Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x24369
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Garnet Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xf95130f7
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +9%
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Rugged Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x95522bf3
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 Maximum Stamina
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x36da8a30
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x1f36f24f
Item Level: 68
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Serpent's Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x86ffa2f1
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+14 to Mana
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xda0dee1e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Shimmering Large Charm of Balance
Large Charm
Required Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0xee0134bc
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8% Faster Hit Recovery
All Resistances +6

Sharp Large Charm of Inertia
Large Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x7ab10f95
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Run/Walk
+4 to Maximum Damage
+25 to Attack Rating

Stout Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x81d06cd7
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+7 Defense

Burly Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x2bcd1c46
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+19 Defense

Smoldering Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xa85977f1
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 2 - 7 Fire Damage

Glowing Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x641d4e49
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 1 - 23 Lightning Damage

Mercenary:
Name: Kasim
Race: Desert Mercenary
Type: Def-Nightmare
Experience: 75254170
Level: 85
Dead?: false

Naked/Gear
Strength: 186/196
Dexterity: 150/160
HP: 1767/1827
Defense: 1302/3550
AR: 1913/1913

Fire: 186/146/86
Cold: 186/146/86
Lightning: 186/146/86
Poison: 186/146/86

Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
Death Mask
Defense: 109
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0x827dd899
Item Level: 66
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Mana stolen per hit
10% Life stolen per hit
+45 Defense
+60 to Life
+30 to Mana
All Resistances +15

The Gladiator's Bane
Wire Fleece
Defense: 2139
Durability: 120 of 120
Required Level: 85
Required Strength: 101
Fingerprint: 0xc601c7bf
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+189% Enhanced Defense
+50 Defense
Damage Reduced by 18
Magic Damage Reduced by 20
Cannot Be Frozen
Poison Length Reduced by 50%
Attacker Takes Damage of 20
+103 Maximum Durability
Ethereal

Obedience
Thresher
HelKoThulEthFal
Two Hand Damage: 56 - 662
Durability: 38 of 65
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 122
Required Dexterity: 95
Fingerprint: 0xa5dc60fc
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
30% Chance to cast level 21 Enchant when you Kill an Enemy
+40% Faster Hit Recovery
370% Enhanced Damage
-25% Target Defense
Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
-25% to Enemy Fire Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
+208 Defense
+10 to Strength
+10 to Dexterity
All Resistances +22
Requirements -20%
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Hel Rune
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Eth Rune
Socketed: Fal Rune

For this tourney, a CtA and a Grief have been crafted, but as he didn't have Hell respec left - and he wants to keep his LK map - he is still skilled with Conviction.

His participation started the 04/12/2020, with slightly more than 220MF (can't remember the exact number). Merc wasn't even running, he barely survived any run - and well, he was stubborn enough to *always* target Ismail when he was Physical Immune...

Two days later #WeekEndGaming, he was halfway to 90, with 10 hours done. After MF upgrades, it was now at 275, and much more S/U were found.

At this point in time three qualifiers had been found, and it was the number i hoped to get on the batch - so that was great news indeed, door was opened for additional rockies!
A try has been given with merc after the drop of an ethereal Gladiator's Bane, but well... Not a success, so I kept running alone.

The Gladiator's Bane
Wire Fleece
Defense: 2139
Durability: 120 of 120
Required Level: 85
Required Strength: 101
Fingerprint: 0xc601c7bf
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+189% Enhanced Defense
+50 Defense
Damage Reduced by 18
Magic Damage Reduced by 20
Cannot Be Frozen
Poison Length Reduced by 50%
Attacker Takes Damage of 20
+103 Maximum Durability
Ethereal


On the 04/15/2020, lvl 90 was hit, after 12 hours in. I calculated that based upon a run, lvl 91 could be attained at the same pace at around 19h40, giving a nice margin.

This day had been lucky for my Sorc, as amongst the drops were a Ravenfrost 19/222, a 32/13 Vipermagi, and a 11/12 Eth Sandstorm trek.


Two days later, after 13h30 in, fourth qualifiers dropped, getting closer to an unexpected full set.
This session brought his part of goodies - but not much. However on the same run, a 161ed/6ll Arreat's, and a 26ar/17life sc...I guess I got all my drops of the hour played packed on this very run!

5th qualifier dropped the next day, the next session, two hours and 19 minutes later, on the 04/18/2020. 16h in, full set. Amongst non-qualifiers were a pair of Bloodfist gloves, but the best drops were those :)
Cunning Tiara of Haste
Tiara
Defense: 46
Durability: 17 of 25
Required Level: 52
Fingerprint: 0xd2485a13
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+3 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
+20% Faster Run/Walk

Sharp Large Charm of Vita
Large Charm
Required Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0xb07d97bd
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+4 to Maximum Damage
+47 to Attack Rating
+27 to Life

The next days, when getting really close to 91, i slowed down to pick much more gold for gambling at lvl 91.

Status after 18h40 at Travincal

On the 04/19/2020, got a close call...
PLEASE MIX THOSE GLOVES RNG!
Code:
Plague Finger
Vambraces
Defense: 114
Durability: 14 of 16
Required Level: 51
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0x5a29eecc
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+10% Increased Attack Speed
+68% Enhanced Defense
Level 5 Fire Arrow (30/32 Charges)

Soul Grasp
Heavy Gloves
Defense: 17
Durability: 7 of 14
Required Level: 43
Fingerprint: 0x85a865fc
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+152% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +24%
Poison Resist +5%
20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
And during the second session of the day, 19h mark hit, the double sc drop, live from drop at the very beginning of Travincal, until discovery in GoMule #EnjoyItLikeIDid
Code:
Fine Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x5dc865f7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+3 to Maximum Damage
+19 to Attack Rating
+10 to Life

Fiery Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xd063d47d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Adds 1 - 3 Fire Damage
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Set has been completed on the 04/20/2020, with nothing interesting happening. Well, it brought a lot of goodies and a full set. The most needed runes on my HC journey are Lo (merc fortitude), Ber (Infinity at least) and Jah (because who doesn't need Jah in this game after 6 months?!). What did i get - we will see that on results' disclosure day!

One more thing...
Finding 5 qualifiers is somehow unexpected, and found more nice non qualifiers than I hoped - the pieces I wanted the more were Highlord's Wrath at start to accelerate runs, and for the other HC characters to come a Shako. Well none of the two had been found, but the remaining ones are not bad either:
- two Ravenfrost, including one 19/222 iirc
- two facets with good stats (cold and lightning +4/-5 iirc)
- multiple Sigon's set, and even if I didn't kept them all something like a dozen of Tan Do Li Ga's flail
- Full IK but the Sacred Armor obviously
- the 11/19 Wisp ring
- the necro uniques Homunculus and Arm of King Leoric
- a bunch of HC grailers - obviously, as it was kinda my first MFing session in HC,
- a magic Tiara with 3 Traps and 20FRW - not bad, maybe worth a socketing quest,
- on the charm side, multiple skillers, including elemental, trap and necro summoner ones,
- and some scs of interest - 6+MF, Fine, Steel, with out without adds, but sadly no big allres. And some of them will be worth being moved to my SC PitZerker!

Well now it's time to wait for the results and disclosure ;)
 
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RFL 2020 - Travincal - Results
So here's my pre-results report. I will put it also on his dedicated thread, in his Travincal round section ;)
There will be four sections:
Story
Stats
Best drops

Next character achievements

Have a good read (hopefully), special thanks to @PhineasB for hosting and history part - i will get better on the next ones - @Luhkoh for his stats report i used as basis for my section, and @CaseyJones for his best drops disclosure that made me add this - i was thinking only about some short story and stats report initially!

Story
Story has his own dedicated post right here :)

Stats
And now based upon items i kept, some @Luhkoh 's alike stats on the set ;)
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runtime     about 83 s (p3)
runs        867
total picks 1375

runes           193
Lems            5     (as closest non qualifiers :p )
Rals            16
Qualifiers      5

unique rings    6     (1 Wisp 11/19, 2 Ravenfrost)
unique amulets  7     (1 Rising sun, 1 Crescent moon, 1 Cat's eye)
facets          2     (-5/+4 Die cold and Lightning)
set amulets     10    (0 arcannas, 0 tals, 2 telling of beads)
jewels          98
sc's            87
7mf sc's        4     (14 mana, 1-3 fire damage, 36AR <- this one will be moved to my SC PitZerker! Maybe the mana one also)
gc's            72
skillers        7     (1 Traps 17 life, 1 Graverobber with GF, 1 Fungal, 1 Hexing, 1 Fanatic, 2 Natural)
gheed's         2 (26 and 35MF)
pgems (shrine)  8     (2 PAmeths)
flawless ameth  69
total flawless  422
rare rings      41
rare amulets    24
rare circlets   5
rare boots      21
rare gloves     38
rare belts      7     (one failed spiderweb sash!)
Best drops
My preferred picks as of today (based upon self usefulness mainly, and haven't checked all charms/rares) - id didn't put the multiple full Sigon's set dropped :ROFLMAO:

The Eth Andy's is now required for this first one... and it will end in SC!
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Ruby Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0xf8939293
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+15% Increased Attack Speed
Fire Resist +30%

Havoc Gyre
Jewel
Required Level: 19
Fingerprint: 0xce3c8b74
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+11 to Attack Rating
+30% Damage to Demons
+43 to Attack Rating against Demons
+4 to Strength
Poison Resist +9%

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xeae5d30a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 37 Blizzard when you Die
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-5% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+4% to Cold Skill Damage

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x8af07072
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
100% Chance to cast level 47 Chain Lightning when you Die
Adds 1 - 74 Lightning Damage
-5% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+4% to Lightning Skill Damage
Charms that have been put in use the run after the drop!
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Gheed's Fortune
Grand Charm
Required Level: 62
Fingerprint: 0xe65dd4b5
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
147% Extra Gold from Monsters
Reduces all Vendor Prices 13%
35% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Steel Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x1f294a4c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+36 to Attack Rating
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Serpent's Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x86ffa2f1
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+14 to Mana
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Other goodies... will be/are helpful for other HC chars from my Sept :)
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Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xebedf86a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+222 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+19 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Sandstorm Trek
Scarabshell Boots
Defense: 238
Durability: 8 of 8
Required Level: 64
Required Strength: 81
Fingerprint: 0x2c451319
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Run/Walk
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+141% Enhanced Defense
+12 to Strength
+11 to Vitality
+75 Maximum Stamina (Based on Character Level)
50% Slower Stamina Drain
Poison Resist +56%
Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds
Ethereal

Skin of the Vipermagi
Serpentskin Armor
Defense: 279
Durability: 14 of 24
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x370006b8
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+120% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +32
Magic Damage Reduced by 13

Homunculus
Hierophant Trophy
Defense: 199
Chance to Block: 52
Durability: 10 of 20
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0xfd68bc76
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+30% Faster Block Rate
40% Increased Chance of Blocking
+181% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Energy
Regenerate Mana 33%
All Resistances +40
+5 to Mana after each Kill

Arm of King Leoric
Tomb Wand
One Hand Damage: 10 - 22
Durability: 12 of 15
Required Level: 36
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0xf6d2a7c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
5% Chance to cast level 10 Bone Spirit when struck
10% Chance to cast level 2 Bone Prison when struck
+2 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
+2 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+10% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to Raise Skeletal Mage (Necromancer Only)
+2 to Terror (Necromancer Only)
+3 to Raise Skeleton (Necromancer Only)
+3 to Skeleton Mastery (Necromancer Only)
+76 to Mana (Based on Character Level)

Corruption Scarab
Amulet
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xf5b2ff81
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +14
Fire Resist +15%
79% Extra Gold from Monsters
34% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Wisp Projector
Ring
Required Level: 76
Fingerprint: 0xd56530bc
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 16 Lightning on striking
Lightning Absorb 11%
19% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 7 Spirit of Barbs (11/11 Charges)
Level 5 Heart of Wolverine (13/13 Charges)
Level 2 Oak Sage (15/15 Charges)

The Gladiator's Bane
Wire Fleece
Defense: 2139
Durability: 120 of 120
Required Level: 85
Required Strength: 101
Fingerprint: 0xc601c7bf
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+189% Enhanced Defense
+50 Defense
Damage Reduced by 18
Magic Damage Reduced by 20
Cannot Be Frozen
Poison Length Reduced by 50%
Attacker Takes Damage of 20
+103 Maximum Durability
Ethereal

Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
Defense: 315
Durability: 29 of 55
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 118
Fingerprint: 0xd7a45b66
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
6% Life stolen per hit
+161% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
All Resistances +30

Gore Rider
War Boots
Defense: 160
Durability: 12 of 34
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 94
Fingerprint: 0x7389eafe
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+197% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability

Suicide Branch
Burnt Wand
One Hand Damage: 8 - 18
Durability: 12 of 15
Required Level: 33
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0xca72a13f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to All Skills
+50% Faster Cast Rate
+40 to Life
Increase Maximum Mana 10%
All Resistances +10
Attacker Takes Damage of 25

The Cat's Eye
Amulet
Required Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0xd9f27382
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+30% Faster Run/Walk
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+100 Defense
+100 Defense vs. Missile
+25 to Dexterity

The Eye of Etlich
Amulet
Required Level: 15
Fingerprint: 0xd0e87e7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to All Skills
Adds 2 - 5 Cold Damage Over 9 Secs (229 Frames)
6% Life stolen per hit
+11 Defense vs. Missile
+2 to Light Radius

The Rising Sun
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0xe0fb54d6
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
2% Chance to cast level 16 Meteor when struck
+2 to Fire Skills
Adds 24 - 48 Fire Damage
Replenish Life +10
+6 Absorbs Fire Damage (Based on Character Level)
+4 to Light Radius

Thundergod's Vigor
War Belt
Defense: 155
Durability: 18 of 24
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 110
Fingerprint: 0xd7635680
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
5% Chance to cast level 7 Fist of the Heavens when struck
Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
+3 to Lightning Fury (Amazon Only)
+3 to Lightning Strike (Amazon Only)
+193% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
+20 to Vitality
+10% to Maximum Lightning Resist
+20 Lightning Absorb

Razortail
Sharkskin Belt
Defense: 106
Durability: 10 of 14
Required Level: 32
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x1153963
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Piercing Attack
+10 to Maximum Damage
+147% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+15 to Dexterity
Attacker Takes Damage of (Based on Character Level) 75

Immortal King's Stone Crusher
Ogre Maul
Two Hand Damage: 231 - 318
Durability: 36 of 60
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 225
Fingerprint: 0x2dcbd09c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Indestructible
+40% Increased Attack Speed
200% Enhanced Damage
+200% Damage to Demons
+350% Damage to Undead
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Set (2 items): Adds 211 - 397 Fire Damage
Set (3 items): Adds 7 - 477 Lightning Damage
Set (4 items): Adds 127 - 364 Cold Damage Over 6 Secs (150 Frames)
Set (5 items): Adds 204 Poison Damage Over 6 Secs (150 Frames)
Set (6 items): Adds 250 - 361 Magic Damage
2 Sockets (0 used)


Immortal King's Will
Avenger Guard
Defense: 169
Durability: 53 of 55
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0x85bdc94b
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)
+125 Defense
37% Extra Gold from Monsters
34% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+4 to Light Radius
2 Sockets (0 used)


Immortal King's Pillar
War Boots
Defense: 127
Durability: 14 of 24
Required Level: 31
Required Strength: 125
Fingerprint: 0x6f2fff04
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+40% Faster Run/Walk
+110 to Attack Rating
+75 Defense
+44 to Life
Set (2 items): 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Set (3 items): +2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
Set (4 items): +160 Defense
Set (5 items): Half Freeze Duration


Immortal King's Forge
War Gauntlets
Defense: 115
Durability: 21 of 24
Required Level: 30
Required Strength: 110
Fingerprint: 0xb6c694df
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
12% Chance to cast level 4 Charged Bolt when struck
+65 Defense
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
Set (2 items): +25% Increased Attack Speed
Set (3 items): +120 Defense
Set (4 items): 10% Life stolen per hit
Set (5 items): 10% Mana stolen per hit
Set (6 items): Freezes target +2


Immortal King's Detail
War Belt
Defense: 89
Durability: 16 of 24
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 110
Fingerprint: 0x2a9d1062
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+36 Defense
+25 to Strength
Lightning Resist +31%
Fire Resist +28%
Set (2 items): +105 Defense
Set (3 items): +25% Faster Hit Recovery
Set (4 items): +100% Enhanced Defense
Set (5 items): Damage Reduced by 20%
Set (6 items): +2 to Masteries Skills (Barbarian Only)


Griswold's Heart
Ornate Plate
Defense: 930
Durability: 51 of 60
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0xabe0e271
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Defensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+500 Defense
+20 to Strength
Requirements -40%
3 Sockets (0 used)
Next character achievements
After this set i need only the IK Sacred Armor to complete the set.

I gambled 8.5 out of the 11.5M gold stashed. I got the amulets i needed for crafting early, so i switched to gloves and Coronets. Guess what? Nothing to report. Only good drop so far is a 20MF pair of gloves with lvlreq 12, period :-(
So next step is the crafting of those 60 amulets with this lvl 91 character. Not optimal, but it shall give HC goodies instead of SC ones ;)
 
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RFL 2020 - Travincal - Results
The official round results: ended 4th!

You may alsio have a look to the pre-results post or diary ;-), but here's the disclosure video. Happy viewing!


Pul dropped at 1:50
Ohm dropped at 06:57
Gul dropped at 09:18
Chams dropped at 13:23 and 15:42 (!)

I now have to find out what to do with Chams in HC...I guess Infinity is not an option!
 
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